Grant committee member

Rights and Justice Committee

 The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) wishes to appoint a co-opted member to join its Rights and Justice Committee from June 2020. The committee wishes to broaden its range of viewpoints to include those of an individual with lived experience of systemic racism who can use their perspective to work collectively for change. 

The Trust’s Rights and Justice programme brings together work in the fields of human rights, racial justice and migrants’ rights. The Trust is concerned that the rights of vulnerable and marginalised communities in the UK are being eroded, particularly Black and minority ethnic communities (BME), migrants and refugees. The Trust focuses on work at a national level to hold governments to account, to grow public support and to strengthen the hand of those advocating with and for these communities.

The role of a co-opted member is to complement the committee’s expertise in rights and justice, by offering the deep understanding that comes from personal experience. Knowledge of the policy landscape, current challenges and opportunities is helpful, as is an awareness of the key organisations working in the field.

The committee usually meets three times per year, typically in February, June and October. The meetings are currently held in London from 11.00 until 16.00.

The main work of the committee is assessing grant applications. Co-opted members are fully involved in this process.

 - Click here for more information, including a person specification and how to apply 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 29 November. All applications will be acknowledged. If we are interested in appointing you, we will arrange a meeting to discuss this further.